People of Hope

We do church differently...and you are invited!

Please scroll down this page to learn about People of Hope's

response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

We welcome all to explore and grow in a loving relationship with God in our changing world.

As a church of the welcoming God, our congregation, centered on the teachings and example of Jesus Christ, is committed to removing all barriers which might prevent us from fulfilling our mission as a loving community. To that end, we continually weigh ourselves against God's welcoming standards and strive to welcome all - including, but not limited to - people of every race, nationality, age, political affiliation, marital status, gender identity, economic or social status, sexual orientation, mental and physical abilities...

Important Worship Update


As we continue to deal with life during the Covid-19 pandemic, People of Hope will be offering two worship services during the summer months.


First, at 9:00a, we will be offering an In-Person Outdoor Worship service. This service will be held on the east lawn of People of Hope and will utilize social distancing protocols. We highly encourage people to pre-register (for contact tracing purposes) to attend these services. A link for pre-registration will be included in the eNews the Thursday prior to each Sunday service.


The following are the items you will need to bring and/or wear to participate in worship:


  • Face Mask (wear during the full duration of worship)

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Chairs for your household or family

  • Communion elements for your household/family (we will have some on-hand if you forget)

  • Busy bags/toys for our youngest Member Missionaries


To continue to provide this outdoor service, we will need a number of volunteers to help with setup and tear down, as well as to serve at the Welcome Tables. We will be working to compile a list of volunteers to serve on a rotating basis and encourage you to participate. To do so, please e-mail Tori at and we will add your name to our list. 

We will hold an online worship service at 10:30a. This service will be on Facebook and look similar to the worship services we have held for the past year, with the exception of utilizing live music. This will then be the service that we upload to YouTube and to our webpage.


I am excited as you are to take these first steps in re-establishing a new normal for our life at People of Hope. That being said, we are going to be moving forward with caution as the safety of people is of utmost importance. With this in mind, the Mission Leadership Team decided to adopt this worship schedule until further notice.


Please contact any member of the Mission Leadership Team if you have any questions.


God bless!

Pastor Dan

Last Week's Worship Service


 Meet our Pastor

Rev. Dan Doering has served as the Pastor of People of Hope since 2010. He is a graduate of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and has a passion for connecting faith with everyday life.

Contact Us

3703 Country Club Road Southwest
Rochester, MN 55902


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